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Famous Female Violinists

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This list of famous female violinists is ranked by their level of prominence and includes photos and other information, when available. This greatest female violinists list contains the most prominent and top females known for being violinists, thanks to their amazing violin skills and talent. You might also enjoy our lists of celebrities who play violin and the most beautiful female classical musicians. There are thousands of women working as violinists in the world, but this list highlights only the most notable ones. Historic violinists worked hard to become the best that they can be, and modern violinists are entertaining classical music fans regularly. If you're an aspiring woman or girl violinist then the talented individuals below should give you inspiration.

This list includes many a popular violinist, from Emilie Autumn to Hilary Hahn and many more. Contemporary violinists today continue the great classical traditions of past musical eras and bring their music into the modern day - you might even find a female jazz violinist below! In addition to electric violin artists and young female violinists, this comprehensive list also features Korean, German, Chinese, Irish, and other female violinists.

Who are the most famous female violinists? Who are the best female violinists? While this isn't a list of all female violinists, it does include famous modern violinists, Asian violinists, popular YouTube violinists, and many other female violin players whose music fans are sure to enjoy.

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    Marie Magdalene "Marlene" Dietrich (, German: [maɐ̯ˈleːnə ˈdiːtʁɪç]; 27 December 1901 – 6 May 1992) was a German-American actress and singer. Throughout her long career, which spanned from the 1910s to the 1980s, she continually reinvented herself.In 1920s Berlin, Dietrich acted on the stage and in silent films. Her performance as Lola-Lola in The Blue Angel (1930) brought her international acclaim and a contract with Paramount Pictures. Dietrich starred in Hollywood films such as Morocco (1930), Shanghai Express (1932), and Desire (1936). She successfully traded on her glamorous persona and "exotic" looks, and became one of the highest-paid actresses of the era. Throughout World War II,...  more
    • Age: Dec. at 91 (1901-1992)
    • Birthplace: Schöneberg, Germany
    • Gender: Female
    • Nationality: United States of America, Germany
    • Profession: Actor, Singer, Violinist
    • Credits: Witness for the Prosecution, The Blue Angel, Judgment at Nuremberg, Destry Rides Again

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  • Emilie Autumn Liddell (born on September 22, 1979), better known by her stage name Emilie Autumn, is an American singer-songwriter, poet, violinist, and actress. Autumn's musical style is described by her as "Fairy Pop", "Fantasy Rock" or "Victoriandustrial". It is influenced by glam rock and from plays, novels, and history, particularly the Victorian era. Performing with her all-female backup dancers The Bloody Crumpets, Autumn incorporates elements of classical music, cabaret, electronica, and glam rock with theatrics, and burlesque.Growing up in Malibu, California, Autumn began learning the violin at the age of four and left regular school five years later with the goal of becoming a...  more
    • Age: 41
    • Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States of America
    • Gender: Female
    • Nationality: United States of America
    • Profession: Singer-songwriter, Harpsichordist, Actor, Singer, Violinist
    • Credits: The Devil's Carnival, Saw III, Alleluia! The Devil's Carnival, Emilie Autumn: Fight Like a Girl

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  • Bridget Catherine Regan (born February 3, 1982) is an American actress known for portrayals such as Kahlan Amnell in the television series Legend of the Seeker, Rebecca Lowe/Rachel Turner in White Collar, Rose Solano in Jane the Virgin and Dottie Underwood in Agent Carter. She has portrayed Sasha Cooper on the TNT drama series The Last Ship since 2016....  more
    • Age: 38
    • Birthplace: California, United States of America
    • Gender: Female
    • Nationality: United States of America
    • Profession: Theatrical producer, Fiddler, Actor, Violinist
    • Credits: John Wick, Legend of the Seeker, Sex and the City, The Magic Stocking

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  • Lindsey Stirling is an American violinist, dancer, performance artist, and composer. She presents choreographed violin performances, both live and in music videos found on her YouTube channel, Lindsey Stirling, which she introduced in 2007. Stirling performs a variety of music styles, from classical to pop and hip-hop to electronic dance music. Aside from original work, her discography contains covers of songs by other musicians and various soundtracks. Her music video, "Crystallize" finished as the eighth-most watched video of 2012, and her cover version of "Radioactive" with Pentatonix won Response of the Year in the first YouTube Music Awards in 2013. Stirling achieved one million...  more
    • Age: 34
    • Birthplace: Santa Ana, California
    • Gender: Female
    • Nationality: United States of America
    • Profession: Performer, Composer, Dancer, Violinist

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